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The Rookie

The Rookie

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Photo Credit:  ABC/Ed Herrera
  • Premiered: 
    October 16, 2018
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Alexi Hawley 
  • Subject Matter: Police
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  • Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can't keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he'll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life. Soon after joining the force, Talia forces Nolan to confront his personal moral instincts in order to be a good cop after he encounters a kidnapping victim. Meanwhile, Lucy is temporarily placed with a new training officer who tests her patience, and Jackson must confront his failures head-on if he wants to be an officer. One week before the series premiered, ABC renewed THE ROOKIE for a second season.

On Sunday, September 29, 2019) at 10pm ET/PT, the sophomore season of THE ROOKIE premieres on ABC, with Mark Cuban guest starring as himself. Six months into his career as a cop, John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination and sense of humor to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior. But as he embarks on the second half of his rookie year, Nolan will be put to the test by a host of new challenges, romantic relationships and deadly criminals, as he looks to figure out what kind of cop he ultimately wants to be. In the season opener, "Impact," danger is ever-present as the officers of the Mid-Wilshire precinct grapple with the aftermath of a plotted attack on the city of Los Angeles, leaving Officer Bradford fighting for his life. Flash forward two weeks and the rookies receive the shocking results of their latest training exam, leaving one officer questioning what the future holds. Meanwhile, tension develops at home as Nolan and Lopez advance in their relationships with Jessica and Wesley. Guest stars: Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Sarah Shahi as Jessica Russo and Mark Cuban as himself.
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On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "The Dark Side," the winter finale of THE ROOKIE. Officer Nolan and team are charged with escorting a notorious female serial killer to the graves of her previously unrecovered victims. However, when they arrive, they unearth even more than they expected. Meanwhile, Officer Chen meets a seemingly perfect man who sparks her interest, and Officer Lopez worries about Wesley as his PTSD continues to increase. Guest starring in this episode is Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Harold Perrineau as Detective Nick Armstrong, Michael Trucco as Assistant District Attorney Sean Del Monte, Annie Wersching as Rosalind Dyer, Julian Acosta as Sgt. Antonio Hernandez and Michael Cassidy as Caleb Wright.

THE ROOKIE returns with new episodes on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by eOne Entertainment
  • Produced by ABC Studios

Settings

  • - Los Angeles, California USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 19, 2019: Captain Zoe Andersen dies